Milan exhibition celebrates 100 years since Achille Castiglioni’s birth

From October 6, 2018, the Triennale di Milano hosts a major exhibition dedicated to Achille Castiglioni, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest Italian designers of all time.

Cover image, ” A Castiglioni ” exhibition at theTriennale in Milan. Photo © Inexhibit.

The legacy of Castiglioni’s approach to design, based on curiosity and irony, and multifaceted career, ranging from product design to exhibition design to teaching at Turin’s and Milan’s polytechnic universities, is now disseminated by the Achille Castiglioni Foundation. Housed in the designer’s office in Piazza Castello, the foundation catalogs, archives, and digitizes projects, drawings, photographs, models and videos created during Castiglioni’s 60-year-long activity, at first together with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo and, since 1968, by himself.


Achille Castiglioni designed over 400 temporary exhibitions and collaborated with a myriad of companies and “Italian design factories”, including  Alessi, Brionvega, B&B Italia, BBB Bonacina, Cimbali, Danese, Driade, De Padova, Flos, Cassina, Moroso, Knoll International, Kartell, and Zanotta.









above:” A Castiglioni “, views of the exhibition at the Triennale in Milan. Photos © Inexhibit.

Entitled “A Castiglioni” (To Castiglioni) and curated by Patricia Urquiola in collaboration with Federica Sala, the exhibition was made possible by the support of several institutions such as the Study Center and Communication Archive (CSAC) of University of Parma,  The ADI Compasso d’Oro Foundation, the Alessi Museum, the Kartell Museum, MUMAC – Cimbali Coffee Machine Museum, Pio Manzù Foundation – Manzoni Art and Design Foundation, Sony Design, the archives of Flos, Cassina, De Padova, Zanotta, B&B Italia, CASVA, Caccia Dominioni, Giovanni Sacchi, Ugo Mulas, and Cesare Colombo.

Triennale di Milano
October 6, 2018 / January 20, 2019

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